December 20, 2010

Is Instapundit Ever Wrong?

They told me that if I voted for the crotchety old Republican, the evil Sith Lord Karl Rove would be prosecuting the nation's political enemies, and they were right!

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 20, 2010 10:54 AM

Yes. Earlier this month, Instapundit Reynolds was pushing that bogus story about NASA discovering an alien life form living in Mono Lake. The space cadets claimed they had found a microbe that survived on arsenic when in reality it was a common bacterium that had adjusted (evolved?) to life in the high level arsenic environment of Mono Lake by replacing some of the phosphorus molecules with the related arsenic molecule in its DNA. If it hadn't, it would have starved to death. Not only that, but NASA had artificially increased the arsenic level when they force fed arsenic to the little beasties in the lab which required the otherwise quite normal bacterium to replace even more phosphorous with arsenic to survive.

Posted by: Indigo Red at December 20, 2010 06:14 PM